Virtual Postcards From One of the Caribbean's Favourite Diving Destinations

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The island of Curaçao in the southern Caribbean is regularly voted as one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world, placing fifth overall in DIVE's 2019 Travel Awards. During the difficult days of the coronavirus lockdown, Nature Pics Films and Dive Curaçao teamed up to produce a series of virtual postcards of the island and its diving to remind previous visitors of happier days and let anybody who hasn't been there before know what they're missing for making post-lockdown holiday plans.

Here in Episode 9, we visit Kenepa Plantation, and in Episode 10, the oldest hotel on the island, Avila Beach Hotel.

Episode 9 - Kenepa Plantation

Kenepa Plantation, located in the western part of Curaçao, is a sprawling country estate, constructed in 1693 and named after the fruits of the Kenepatree. In 2005, its buildings were fully restored by the government’s Monument Foundation. The Playa Kenepa beaches – Playa Kenepa Grandi and Playa Kenepa Chiki, also known as Grote Knip and Klein Knip – are two of the most popular in Curaçao for their natural beauty and the serenity of the location.

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Episode 10 - Avila Beach Hotel

The Avila Beach Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Curaçao. It received its first guests in 1949 but has a history dating back to 1780. Located on the eastern edge of Curaçao’s historic Pietermaai district, the Avila Beach Hotel is an award-winning luxury beachfront property, but over the years has served as a private hospital, a boy’s boarding school and even a Governor’s home. But on 1 February 1949, with only 18 beds, the 'Hotel Avila' officially opened its doors.

 

 


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